SNAP benefits

Pam Fessler / NPR

Three-quarters of a million people would likely lose their food stamps later this year under a new proposal by the Trump administration. The goal is to encourage able-bodied adults to go to work and get off government aid. But opponents predict people would go hungry instead, if the rule goes into effect.

A public comment period, which ends Tuesday, has so far drawn more than 28,000 comments overwhelmingly against the proposed rule.

Grant Blankenship / GPB News

A new study suggests Georgians would be hard hit by a proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rule, which would cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits for people without proof of employment or evidence they are looking for a job.

Giridhar Mallya, a senior policy officer with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that funded an analysis of the possible effects with the USDA’s proposal, said Georgia is one of 11 states that would be disproportionately affected.